Tourism

01-11-2003
Syria was elected Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) for the coming two years, during the WTO's 15th General Assembly meeting held in October in China.
01-10-2003
Syria has witnessed a drop of 18 percent in the arrival of tourists in the country in the first half of this year.
01-10-2003
The Attar Group (AG) is planning to open a new Four-star hotel in Aleppo.
01-08-2003
Decree N°29 provides debt rescheduling to hotels and restaurants. Thousands of additional hotel beds and restaurant seats are expected to be available in the market as a result.
01-02-2003
According to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals crossed the 4 million mark last year, the first time ever, to reach a total of 4.3 million.
01-01-2003
According to press reports from the Gulf, a number of new investors are entering into the capital of the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel.
01-11-2002
A year on, the impacts of the September 11 on Syria's tourism figures seem to have been overestimated and not as long-lasting as originally feared.
23-09-2002
Cham Palaces and Hotels, the leading hotel chain in Syria, has signed an agreement with Jordan's Social Security Corporation (SSC) to manage two hotels in Jordan.
12-08-2002
Syria launched on Friday 10 August its first tourism month, Syrian Festival 2002.
12-08-2002
20,000 people cross daily the Syrian-Jordanian borders according to the Jordanian border police.
29-07-2002
Rotana has announced the signing of an agreement to manage a hotel in Damascus, according to Daniel Hajjar, VP sales and marketing.
24-06-2002
The number of Arab tourists travelling to Syria increased by 36 percent in the first quarter of the year, reported al-Hayat.
19-06-2002
Syria, Jordan and Lebanon are going to publish a "unified map" including the tourist attractions of the three countries, according to Syria's minister of tourism, Sadallah Agha al-Qall'a.
02-04-2002
Syria's customs department is gathering information and studying various projects in several countries in preparation for the introduction of an electronic Customs system in the country.
29-03-2002
Syria plans a threefold increase of the share of the tourism industry in the country's Gross Domestic Product, said Saadallah Agha al-Qall'a, Minister of Tourism.

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